BY BUCK QUAYLE
Getting jobs in Maui is almost always easy-especially if you are young to middle-aged. The unemployment rate is almost always among the lowest of any state in the United States. If you are old-older-oldest, you might want to develop some new job skills and open an internet business. As your own boss-your age won't be an issue.
Maui politicians have been providing the infrastructure for growth. You will read here-on maui-lahaina-sun.com-about the endless battles over new powerplants and water treatment facilities and more sewage capacity. Every single sidewalk and new paved road is fought over. Most people here are concerned with both the environment and development. The pendulum swings back and forth-but one way or another, Hawaii never stops growing.
This growth translates into a constant need to fill possitions. And the large number of people passing through-seven million and growing-supplies the workforce. There are always many talented and responsible people to hire. Many of them, after working for some months-move on. And many leave, often to see more of the world, after living for a few years in Hawaii. Many often return as well. So if you are an employer-your turnover will be higher-but you will always have many good replacements to choose from.
So, in general, if you want to live surrounded by a natural beauty which adds to the enjoyment of life, you should be able to finds jobs which will permit this. This goes for the employee, the employer, and the self-employed.
Buck Quayle at the Maui Lahaina Sun bureau circa 1970
Reporter/Photographer Buck Quayle in 1971 in Maui with the Cartagenian in the background
Another Day At The Office Haleakala National Park